posted on Apr, 23 2009 @ 04:00 AM
Originally posted by DaleGribble
im sitting here wondering about fertlizers that can be found in the wild or made easly. and maybe a natrual herbicide and pesticides. i know the
juices of some plants are great pesticides but i just dont know what those some plants are. except maybe tobacco, great inceticide...
Leaf mold is an easy one to make. Simply gather all the dead leaves you can each year, chuck them in a bin with a lid, or plastic bags and leave them
to it (haha punny goodness). It sometimes takes 2 years to break down fully and the resultant fertilizer is quite acidic so only useful for certain
crops or mixed in with other stuff.
The alternative is simply to chop down tons of weeds and chuck them in a pile, along with cuttings from your garden, any left over fruit and veg etc.
We do that every year and make great fertilizer. Each year with all the household waste including paper and cardboard, the stalks and stems from the
allotment, weeds from the garden and more we make around 200 liters of fertilizer.
For anything else, i would just suggest you use more land than you require and use basic crop rotation. That should save the land from being
overworked. In the fields you leave alone make sure to establish clover and other plants. I would also recommend planting it with some kind of vetch.
You let that grow, let it die and then just mix it into the soil. This way the soil gets enriched as the clover fixes nitrogen from the air and the
vetch attracts all sorts of insects and animals which end up dying or defecating on your field.